Our mission is to empower eye doctors with powerful vision care tools.

We are doing that by building a vision care platform that works with new virtual reality technology. Our team is made up of programmers, doctors, scientists, and industry experts. Meet the team building Vivid Vision.

James Blaha

CEO, Founder

James Blaha

CEO, Founder

James grew up suffering from amblyopia and strabismus. As an adult he decided to try and improve his own vision with technology. While building the first prototype of Vivid Vision he gained stereo vision and went on to start the company.


Manish Gupta

CTO, Founder

Manish Gupta

CTO, Founder

Manish left IBM to co-found the company in 2014. Experienced in both engineering and design, Manish leads development at Vivid Vision.


Tuan Tran, OD

Tuan Tran, OD

Chief Optometrist, Founder

Tuan Tran, OD

Chief Optometrist, Founder

Dr. Tran is an Optometrist from Detroit, MI. He makes sure optometrists and vision therapists can get the most out of Vivid Vision.


Ben Backus, PhD

Chief Science Officer

Ben Backus, PhD

Chief Science Officer<

Before VV, Ben ran the Backus Lab at SUNY School of Optometry in NY. His work at the lab focused on understanding how binocular vision works. He uses his expertise to make sure our system is using the cutting edge of vision science.


Brian Dornbos

Brian Dornbos

Chief Operations Officer

Brian Dornbos

Chief Operations Officer

An optometrist from Michigan. He received his Bachelor's in Vision Science and his Doctor of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry. Prior to joining Vivid Vision, he served as a clinical instructor for the Battle Creek VAMC.


Kelin Kushin

Kelin Kushin

Director of Business Development

Kelin Kushin

Director of Business Development

The daughter of an optometrist, Kelin's been active in the profession since birth! Prior to VV, Kelin was Executive Director of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. At Vivid Vision she manages industry relationships, partnerships, and marketing.


Ken Nichols

Ken Nichols

Director of Customer Support

Ken Nichols

Director of Customer Support

Ken Nichols is director of customer support for Vivid Vision.


Sunao Miyoshi

Sunao Miyoshi

President of Asia

Sunao Miyoshi

President of Asia

Sunao handles sales, distribution, and marketing in Asia.

Amina Weed

Amina Weed

Sales Manager

Amina Weed

Sales Manager

Previously at Hope Clinic in Bellevue, WA, Amina brings extensive experience in vision therapy to help Vivid Vision Providers get the most out of the system.

Monica Fehrs

Monica Fehrs

Customer Success Manager

Monica Fehrs

Customer Success Manager

Monica brings extensive experience in vision therapy to help Vivid Vision Providers get the most out of our system.

Alan Purdy

Alan Purdy

Lead Software Architect

Alan Purdy

Lead Software Architect

Alan leads major software architecture design and deployment at Vivid Vision.


John Drake

John Drake

Lead Game Designer

John Drake

Lead Game Designer

Formerly at LucasArts and Telltale Games, John heads up the design of our games.


Kelli Sayler

Kelli Sayler

VRVT

Kelli Sayler

VRVT

Kelli joins our team as a vision therapist with over 10 years' experience and a history of lazy eye. Her father was an ophthalmologist, her sister is an optometrist and her niece is in optometry school. You could say eyes run in the family.

Kelly Delinger

Kelly Delinger

Customer Support

Kelly Delinger

Customer Support

Kelly provides technical support for Vivid Vision providers.


Julia Yu

Julia Yu

Senior Accountant

Julia Yu

Senior Accountant

Julia is a qualified accountant with CPA Australia, with experience from JP Morgan, Australia & New Zealand Bank and Ameriprise Financial.

Her role is to manage VV’s finances and implement processes to maximize the company's efficiency.


Ai Tanaka

Ai Tanaka

Orthoptist

Ai Tanaka

Orthoptist

Ai has 5 years of experience as an orthoptist In Japan including basic eye exams, helping prescription contact lenses or glasses, and training for children with amblyopia following Bachelor of medical technology.